Should You Use Adsense Themes?

After getting their Adsense account approved, some WordPress bloggers look for Google Adsense themes. If you are one of those, you need to read this article till the end. Undoubtedly, at some point of time, making money with a blog becomes a priority for every blogger. This decision/hope of a blogger is not bad, and actually encouraged as he/she deserves it.

But what when the same blogger goes into the extreme conditions of the same, eagerly waiting to increase the digits in the adsense account? This is the time when that blogger invests into Adsense themes.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the same.

Pros And Cons Of Adsense  Themes

Just to let you know, that the cons would be more than the pros.

Adsense Themes Pros and Cons

Pros

1) Higher Click-Through Rate

It Has To Do What It Is Meant For, right? The Adsense ready themes are made to achieve higher CTR (click-through rate) than other themes. These themes have a high range of options to choose from when it comes to the placement of ads.

2) Higher Earnings

Higher earnings depend on many factors apart from the ones provided within Adsense themes. Some of these factors are –

  • Search Engine Traffic
  • Relevancy Of Ads
  • Quality Of The Optimization Of The Blog and more…

Cons

As I said, the cons are going to be more than the pros –

1) Mind Diversion Of Bloggers

These Adsense themes influence the blog owner to put up ads all over the blogAs Google Adsense doesn’t allow more than 3 ads per page, blog owners use different PPC programs or affiliate programs to utilize the big bunch of ad spaces provided with the Adsense themes.

2) The Gradual Abundance Of Regular VisitorsAdsense Themes Losing Customers

This doesn’t happen to many, but some. The overuse of Adsense themes eventually ends up regular visitors turning into the opposite. Yes, some regular visitors to your blogs (if adsense ready themes are being used) will gradually start declining as the ads in a huge number annoy the crap out of them.

3) No More Quality

Many bloggers, in the psych of making the most out of the ads, keep on writing more and more posts without spotlighting on the eminence of the posts. This ends up losing the reputation one gained about the quality of the writing.

 4) Lack Of Professional Design Elements

The Adsense Ready Themes seem to focus only on, well, the ad spaces. I’ve personally seen many such designs where colors, design, graphics rarely have a take in it and only some are able to customize the themes and design unique graphics for the same.

So What’s The Alternative?

After writing the cons, I personally wouldn’t be giving any alternatives which surely compete the Adsense ready themes, but I’ll be giving a better one! Why not go for Thesis? I’m personally using it and actually delighted to do the same. For example, you can show the ads the way you like and wherever you like! I’m a coding geek, hence I know how to do (what I want to do). If you’re not a coder, why not get a thesis skin which will completely cut down your workload?

Bottom Line

The bottom line would be that if you’re willing to be unique or at least different than others, avoid using the Adsense themes. BUT, if you’re sure you can use them effectively without annoying your readers, you can try ‘em. But yet, I personally don’t recommend using the Adsense ready themes.

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